Strategies for Supporting a Transgender Child

In advance of International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, this blog focuses on offering some strategies to parents with trans children.

Five Ways to Be a Better Parent to Your Child With ADHD

Children with AD/HD have unique needs and present unique challenges for parents. How can you best meet these needs? Read on to learn more.

The Effects of ‘Helicopter Parenting’

Being an involved parent is usually a positive thing... unless you become TOO involved.

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Here we are a week and a half into the new year— how are YOU doing with YOUR resolutions?

Holiday Drinking and Depression

Many tend to overindulge during the holiday season. This may have more unintended consequences than some might realize.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Why are the numbers of grandparents raising grandchildren higher than ever before? What is behind this phenomenon?

Compulsive Spending: What You Need to Know

At a time of year when shopping is essentially a national tradition, it's important to understand when purchasing reaches compulsive levels.

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What You Need to Know

With the end of Daylight Savings Time, it's a good time to delve into the impact that lack of sunlight can have on mood, sleep and energy.

To Parents of Children With Learning and Other Disabilities

In preparation for the school year, parents of children with disabilities should be aware of the resources available to them as well as what their child can expect at school.

ADHD Commonly Co-Occurs With Other Mental Health Diagnoses

A recent study in Comparative Psychiatry examines AD/HD's common comobidities. Check it out.

Military Mental Health

Recently, U.S. families spent Memorial Day barbecuing and celebrating the start of summer. But let us not lose sight of how we can truly honor our vets and active duty soldiers...

Mental Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful but often overwhelming time, particularly for women with underlying mental health issues. How can expectant mothers safely address mental health issues?

Suicide Rate Increases: What's Behind the Numbers?

A new report from the CDC reveals a 24-percent increase in suicide in the United States. But why?

LGBT Status and Mental Health

Earlier this week, we learned that Tennessee had passed some legislation that would promote discrimination against LGBT individuals in need of therapy. This is our response.

5 Tips for Dealing With a Life-Changing Diagnosis

If you're faced with a medical diagnosis, consider these coping strategies.

Groundbreaking New Schizophrenia Research

A recent study published in Nature examines a possible genetic correlation in individuals with schizophrenia.

Understanding the Link Between ADHD and Obesity

New research is now examining the link between ADHD and obesity. Read on to learn more about this connection.

Untreated Mental Illness

Treating mental health issues can significantly impact one's quality of life. Read on to understand possible consequences of psychiatric diagnoses left untreated.

Managing Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Although exciting for many, the holidays can be a difficult time for some. If this is a rough time of year for you, it's important to take good care of yourself. Here's how.

Is Obesity a Mental Health Issue?

Seeking to understand the connection between obesity and mental health struggles — what came first, the chicken or the egg?

Five Questions to Ask Your Therapist

Calls to mental health clinics tend to increase during the stressful holiday months. If you are planning to seek therapy, consider reviewing these five important topics to address with your clinician to ensure that it will be a good fit.

Understanding a Mysterious Disease

In commemoration of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 5 important things to learn about this mysterious illness...

5 Facts Everyone Must Know About Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There is a great deal to be understood about domestic violence. This blog explores some important facts.

Dealing With the Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications

Unfortunately, some patients experience side effects before seeing relief on new medications. Here we explore five strategies for dealing with them.

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

A little bit of education can go a long way.

What is Prescription Misuse?

Although "prescription drug abuse" is a hot topic, it seems that many don't understand exactly what this entails. Here, we describe the various types of prescription drug abuse and how it can impact one's life.

Best Practices in the Treatment of ADHD

While the last blog post focused on best practices for diagnosing ADHD, here we turn our focus to treatment best practices.

Best Practices in the Diagnosis of ADHD

Although there is no medical test for the diagnosis of AD/HD, the diagnosis should not be given without multiple diagnostic steps, which we explore here.

Eating for Optimal Mental Health

In order to improve overall wellness, a whole body approach should be considered. Here we explore the role that nutrition plays in the pursuit of wellness.

When the Worst Happens

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease can be frightening and overwhelming for a family. Here are some tips to cope with this diagnosis.